Ashley Greene has fashioned a vibrant acting career since 'Twilight'

Rick Bentley
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

LOS ANGELES — A hallway at the Four Seasons Hotel room lined with shoes of various shapes and colors leads to Ashley Greene, who's become a fashion plate in film and in her own life.

The Florida beauty reprises her role of vampire Alice Cullen in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," bringing both an infectious energy and sense of style to the role.

"I think the joy of life that Alice has is contagious," says Greene. "It's nice to be able to go to work every day and be positive and upbeat. This good-hearted girl who loves her family is a great character to play."

It goes without saying that the cool clothes Alice gets to wear are a perfect fit for Greene.

The actress likes that Alice has the ability to see the future, but Greene says she has no desire to have such a skill. She believes every moment of life should be lived like it's the last, and that seeing the future would change that feeling. She's not the kind of person who has ever looked ahead.

"It's boring to have everything planned out," Greene says. "I want everything to happen because it is supposed to happen."

Had she had the ability to witness her life after "Twilight," Greene would've seen a dramatic change coming her way. Not only has her celebrity status made a quantum leap, she's been working steadily.

Greene starred in the suspense thriller "Summer," about a young woman who finds herself held hostage in the basement of a deranged family. And she played Kevin Spacey's secretary in "Shrink."

Since "Twilight," Greene has become the national spokesperson for, an organization that helps less-fortunate teens get used prom dresses.

Greene, who is interested in modeling, is getting more involved with the fashion industry, from appearing in magazines to serving as MTV's fashion correspondent for the 2009 VMAs.

"People treat you with much more respect when you are an actress vs. modeling. Acting is tough but modeling is far more harsh. So through acting I have gotten a lot more involved with fashion," Greene says.

And she has the shoes to prove it.

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